Crotamiton 10% for Scabies
What To Think About
Crotamiton generally is not used to treat scabies.
It is common for itching to continue for up to several weeks after using a scabies medicine. This does not mean that the scabies mites are still alive. It means that the body is still reacting to the mites and their feces. Unless your doctor recommends it, do not apply scabies medicines more than once. Overuse of scabies medicines (such as reapplying the cream when only a single use is prescribed) can irritate the skin and may make itching worse.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: March 14, 2011|
|Medical Review:||Reference Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Alexander H. Murray, MD, FRCPC - Dermatology